Country: United States (Illinois)
I am Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in the Social Sciences at the University of Chicago, where I specialize in comparative politics and gender studies. In my dissertation, "Going beyond accountability and untangling the politics of conflict-related rape," I interrogate our understandings of what counts as conflicted-related rape and examine why rape is efficacious in particular contexts. And in my current project, "Coercive Consumption," I examine how armed conflict contributes to the development of sex economies and sex trafficking networks across Central and East Africa. Generally, my expertise includes peace and conflict studies, gender studies, Sub-Saharan African politics, and research methods.
Conflict Processes & War
Gender and Politics
Congo, Democratic Republic of the (Zaire)